Best cookbooks about soup

It’s soup weather, and we’re all scouring the interwebs for the best soup recipes, digging through cookbooks and recipes boxes for the perfectly warm and cozy thing. Below, we’re created a list of books devoted entirely to soup-making in all its glory.

(Photo: R. Hathaway/Flickr)
(Photo: R. Hathaway/Flickr)

Soup of the Day: 150 Delicious and Comforting Recipes from Our Favorite Restaurants
By Ellen Brown
The title says it all. Whether a bowl of chicken soup when fighting a cold, a thick and hearty stew on cold winter nights, or refreshing gazpacho for simple summer suppers, soup just works. This book comes bearing more than 150 recipes, mostly collected from restaurants across the nation and recipes are nestled next to explanations on how to creating stocks, garnishes and perfect breads to bake to accompany different soups.

Soup of the Day (Williams-Sonoma): 365 Recipes for Every Day of the Year
By Kate McMillan

This lovely and beautifully-photographed collection of 365 recipes offers a soup for each day of the year, daily inspiration and a seasonal soup that will satisfy any craving or fit any occasion. Pretty calendars at the onset of each chapter offer a quick view of the dishes best suited for the ingredients, occasions, and typical weather of the month ahead.

Ladled: Nourishing Soups for All Seasons
By Kimberly Harris
This is part cookbook, part history book, connecting cultural histories and its soups to give readers little tastes of places around the world with recipes such as Scottish yellow broth, Vietnamese pho soup, Indian lentil soup, and English pea soup. As an added bonus, the anti-GMO, anti-processed and canned soup narrative is wonderfully strong, arguing that anyone can make healthy, more delicious alternatives to ho-hum condensed soup.

Soup for Syria: Recipes to Celebrate our Shared Humanity
By Barbara Abdeni Massaad

Acclaimed chefs and cookbook authors around the world come together in this charity cookbook by contributing recipes of delicious soups from around the world. Proceeds of the book are then donated to help fund Syrian refugee food relief efforts through various non-profit organizations.

500 Soups: The Only Soup Compendium You’ll Ever Need
By Susannah Blake

As the title suggests, this book overflows with 500 recipes for soup, broth, bisque, chowder, potage, and consomme for all seasons and with varying levels of time-to-devote-to-cooking-ness in mind, as well as soups for all occasions from the sophisticated and complex to the rustic and simple.

Did we overlook a great soup-related cookbook? Kindly leave a note for us in the comments section so we can check it out.


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